Politics
20 October 2003
Who outed John Maples as a principal plotter in the Tory conspiracy to oust IDS? Interestingly, one of Downing Street's...
Politics
13 October 2003
Discreet moves are afoot to avert a new Labour catastrophe in next summer's election for London mayor. On present form...
Politics
06 October 2003
An angry Geoff Hoon blew his stack at a Labour Party conference shindig. He approached Bob Roberts of the Daily Mirror...
UK Politics
29 September 2003
The death of Lord Williams, Leader of the Lords, has triggered speculation about who will take over. Amazingly, Jack...
UK Politics
22 September 2003
Look out on the fringe of the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton for Charlie Kennedy's quietly promoted successor...
UK Politics
15 September 2003
How old Labour can you get? The Labour Representation Committee, which fell into desuetude a century ago after forming...
UK Politics
08 September 2003
The frequently disgraced Peter Mandelson has begun his new role as Blair's backroom spin supremo in characteristically...
Politics
21 July 2003
Sometimes it is difficult to know who to believe. A member of the Commons foreign affairs select committee (Source A)...
UK Politics
14 July 2003
Now it can be told, as they used to say in old Fleet Street. Five happy years have elapsed since I was a member of the...
Politics
07 July 2003
When Mark Thatcher flew back after the death of his father, Denis, he showed a less-than-reverential eagerness for his...
Politics
30 June 2003
The political fallout of Tony Blair's botched cabinet reshuffle continues to cause bad blood at Westminster. In...
Politics
23 June 2003
Sad though it is to see the final departure of Nick Brown from the government, at least the full story of his "outing"...
Politics
16 June 2003
No wonder the Chancellor's Commons euro speech sounded like the Budget. Gordon Brown treated it that way. Opposition...
Politics
02 June 2003
The secret of Tessa Jowell's surprisingly secure tenancy of ministerial office is out. The Culture Secretary regularly...
Politics
26 May 2003
Just how much collusion was there between Gordon Brown and Clare Short ahead of her resignation? And what is the...

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